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UNODC Presents "The Faces of Cybercrime" Theatre Play for Children on Cybercrime Prevention

San Salvador, El Salvador, March 16, 2017. Thanks to UNODC sponsorship, three presentation of the theatre play for children "The Faces of Cybercrime" were performed. The presentations were held in three cities: a) San Juan Opíco - one presentation was carry out on February 28, at Centro Escolar "Joya de Cerén" School, which had an audience of 300 students and 10 teachers; b) Santa Tecla - on March one 10 one performed was made at Instituto Salvadoreños de Formación Profesional INSAFORP, vocational training institution, where 126 personnel of the Institute attended; c) San Salvador - one presentation was executed on March 14 at Instituto Nacional General Francisco Menendez School, with an audience of 300 students and 5 teachers.

"The Faces of Cybercrime" is a play structured around reality-based situations in which children face threats that can be found on the day-to-day usage of internet and digital mobile devices. The play aims to sensitize the population, especially children, parents and teachers how to prevent dangerous situations and how to act in case of becoming a victim of cybercrime. The play also emphasis the role of parents and law enforcement institutions on protecting children and adolescents rights online. Besides the play, is delivered to the audience a Cybercrime Mini Guide which aims to teach graphically basic terminology on cybercrime.

The presentation was developed thanks to the financial resources provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador under the project "Strengthening of the capacities of El Salvador National Police to effectively identify and investigate cybercrime cases", which is being implemented by UNODC.